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Nate the Great 11-03-2007 10:00 PM

http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_F...non-literary12

I found this quite amusing, and quite practical. To quote:

"The Asimov-Clarke Treaty of Park Avenue, put together as Asimov and Clarke were travelling down Park Avenue in New York while sharing a cab ride, stated that Asimov was required to insist that Arthur C. Clarke was the best science fiction writer in the world (reserving second best for himself), while Clarke was required to insist that Isaac Asimov was the best science writer in the world (reserving second best for himself)."

Like I said, practical.

Nate the Great 11-04-2007 01:44 AM

http://web.archive.org/web/200410100...al/6528601.htm

Since I was doing research on Juicy Lucys earlier for another thread on this forum, I branched out into other local cuisine treasures and stumbled upon this article. I couldn't help but be reminded of everyone's favorite gangster, Cheech from Badda Bing Badda Boom:

Cheech: I told you I wanted a cheesesteak, and I don't care if you have to go to Philadephia to get it!

Nate the Great 11-04-2007 10:39 PM

http://www.angelfire.com/crazy2/naht...mvtoplist.html

I suppose I could put this into the PNQ thread, but these aren't really PNQ. I'm just a little curious about some of this early 5MV stuff.

What's up with this "transwarp bowling ball of destiny" thing?

Are there fivers that actually have the word spluck?

Where is there a Hammer of Crushing reference? I've seen Hammer of Smiting, but not Hammer of Crushing.

mudshark: A thread which has been dormant for many weeks suddenly comes back to life and promptly veers off-topic for two pages. You don't find this in any way strange.
Nate: Well, at least some things don't change, even after all these years.

LtFielding 11-05-2007 05:18 AM

Viva La Revolution!!!!
 
http://groups.google.com/group/dunejihad?lnk=gcimh
Down with Star Wars!!!!

http://atom.smasher.org/error/gallery/
Random error messages.

NAHTMMM 11-06-2007 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 75236)
http://www.angelfire.com/crazy2/naht...mvtoplist.html

I suppose I could put this into the PNQ thread, but these aren't really PNQ. I'm just a little curious about some of this early 5MV stuff.

Yay, someone actually does read that stuff every once in a while. :)

Quote:

What's up with this "transwarp bowling ball of destiny" thing?
That refers to the "Endgame" fiver.

Quote:

Are there fivers that actually have the word spluck?
I think so. . . . Google seems to think that only one published fiver uses the word, although several of the "round-robin" events have it as well.

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Where is there a Hammer of Crushing reference? I've seen Hammer of Smiting, but not Hammer of Crushing.
Off the top of my head . . . I want to say that Zeke has said that it's Smiting in the forums, and Crushing in the fivers (or maybe vice versa). There's some sort of differentiation based on context, anyhow.


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mudshark: A thread which has been dormant for many weeks suddenly comes back to life and promptly veers off-topic for two pages. You don't find this in any way strange.
Nate: Well, at least some things don't change, even after all these years.
That they don't. :)

Nate the Great 11-06-2007 07:48 AM

Of course, these days, it's "dormant for many months" or "years," even.

LtFielding 11-09-2007 12:40 AM

http://gamehubmain.com/default.aspx
Awesome website that I am not the maker of and actually know the owner of it, it is a work in progress though.

Chancellor Valium 11-12-2007 01:28 PM

KotOR mods

PointyHairedJedi 11-12-2007 01:53 PM

http://www.freerice.com/

I can get to 43, but no higher. Some of the words are pretty damn obscure, I can tell you.

Chancellor Valium 11-12-2007 02:29 PM

^You could say that again...

LtFielding 11-12-2007 03:38 PM

http://randomz.forumarena.com/forum.html

Another forum, it is very random.

Nate the Great 11-12-2007 11:39 PM

Well, I got to 2000 grains of rice, vocab level 35 (it got as high as 38) before I got bored.

mudshark 11-15-2007 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PointyHairedJedi (Post 75322)
http://www.freerice.com/

I can get to 43, but no higher. Some of the words are pretty damn obscure, I can tell you.

When they can make me guess, they're pretty obscure. Got it up to 46 this time.

Nate the Great 11-16-2007 01:24 PM

The following are a batch of REALLY old pages I made way back before I really knew what was publishable. You can read about h2g2.com here.

My main page. I suppose a little explanation is needed. Way back in April 2001 I was still a relative newbie in cyberspace. I really only visited my first e-mail account (it was one of those now-dead startrekmail.com accounts), my university mail, startrek.com, and this site. It was nice to wander around and see other "guide entries." Yes, some people turned these things into personal blogs, but there really was some well-researched stuff on things that Wikipedia would never consider "notable." Anyway, I listed some of my hobbies, hoping to stir up a conversation with someone who might share some of them. My interests have expanded since then (it's even pre-5MV, because fivers aren't even on it!), but I sort of keep the thing as a time capsule.

My Digimon/Pokemon trivia quiz. Of course, we're talking the first two seasons of both, since that's all that there was when I wrote it. Give it a whirl. It won't bite.

The Movie Quote Quiz. Of course I included a few Trek quotes, and I stumped a few people. Play it if you have a few minutes.

The Princess Bride transcript project. Just don't ask. It's embarassing. Really.

PointyHairedJedi 11-16-2007 08:42 PM

You know, I really shouldn't be surprised that you're a member of h2g2, Nate. I think I had an account for about five minutes, but it seemed to get canned just because I logged on once and then ignored it after that.

I got to 47! Which is, coincidentally, the IQ of 47 P.E. teachers.

Nate the Great 11-16-2007 11:52 PM

http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Spock.htm#StarTrek

An interesting set of articles connecting the Trek universe with the Wold Newton Universe idea.

mudshark 11-17-2007 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PointyHairedJedi (Post 75333)

I got to 47!

Woohoo!

Chancellor Valium 11-18-2007 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PointyHairedJedi (Post 75333)
I got to 47! Which is, coincidentally, the IQ of 47 P.E. teachers.

Red Dwarf, though I forget which episode.

mudshark 11-18-2007 07:43 PM

"Future Echoes", it would seem.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Red_Dwa...ture_Echoes.22

One of these days, I'll have to manage to watch that show.

Nate the Great 11-19-2007 04:49 AM

http://www.nuklearpower.com/daily.php?date=010815

"Swordchucks, yo!"

"This is a western-style medieval setting! There aren't any monks or martial artists within FIVE genres of here!"

It just brought a smile to my face. :)


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